Performing Arts

Colorization

Colorization

The author of The Butler and Showdown examines 100 years of Black movies--using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, and the films themselves, as a prism to explore...

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Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians, Daniel Sloss presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point...

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Noel Coward on (and in) Theatre

Noel Coward on (and in) Theatre

From "the master" of sophisticated, daring comedy; his thoughts, lyrics, essays, commentary, asides on everything having to do with the theatre and his dazzling life in it.The book Noel Coward...

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Competing with Idiots

Competing with Idiots

A fascinating, complex dual biography of Hollywood's most dazzling--and famous--brothers, and a dark, riveting portrait of competition, love, and enmity that ultimately undid them both--one most famous for having written Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles, most recently portrayed...

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Inside Comedy

Inside Comedy

The world of comedy and comedians of the last five decades, by the man the New York Times calls "a comic institution himself," the only comedian (twenty-six years in stand-up) to have made Elie Wiesel laugh, as...

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A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark

From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film--an essential work on the preeminent, indispensable movie directors and the ways in which...

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with himOne of our most brilliant...

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This Is Shakespeare

This Is Shakespeare

An electrifying new study that investigates the challenges of the Bard’s inconsistencies and flaws, and focuses on revealing—not resolving—the ambiguities of the plays and their...

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The Nolan Variations

The Nolan Variations

An in-depth look at Christopher Nolan, considered to be the most profound, commercially successful director at work today, written with his full cooperation. A rare, revelatory portrait, "as close as you're ever...

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Lon Chaney Speaks

Lon Chaney Speaks

A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist...

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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

In Zona, Geoff Dyer—‘one of our most original writers’ (New York)—devoted a whole book to Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult masterpiece, Stalker....

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In Black and White

In Black and White

For decades one of America’s most recognizable stars, the real Sammy Davis, Jr. has long remained hidden behind the persona the performer so vigorously generated—and...

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Sleeping with Strangers

Sleeping with Strangers

In this wholly original work of film criticism, David Thomson, celebrated author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, probes the many ways in which sexuality has shaped...

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The Movie Musical!

The Movie Musical!

Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for...

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Dancing on the Ceiling

Dancing on the Ceiling

The first book to explore the life and extraordinary work of the legendary moviemaker who directed Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, and Funny Face, from the author of David Lean ("Silverman has captured one of the world's truly great filmmakers"—Billy Wilder). Stanley Donen is the man who forever changed...

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Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts

From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's...

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Wayne and Ford

Wayne and Ford

John Ford and John Wayne, two titans of classic film, made some of the most enduring movies of all time. The genre they defined—the Western—and the heroic archetype they built still matter today....

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Start to Finish

Start to Finish

In this fascinating insight into the artistic process, longtime Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director through the making of a movie—from start to...

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The Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep

The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to...

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Captive Audience

Captive Audience

An intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality TV that reveals surprising connections and the meaning of an authentic life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.In...

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Moment Work

Moment Work

A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A...

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping...

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The Platinum Age of Television

The Platinum Age of Television

Television today is better than ever. From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, Sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie,...

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How to Watch a Movie

How to Watch a Movie

From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience. Since first publishing his landmark...

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